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Title: Automation and Job Polarization: On the Decline of Middling Occupations in Europe [CERGE-WP]
Author: Jerbashian, Vahagn
Keywords: Sistemes d'informació
Gestió de la informació
Política d'ocupació
Polarització (Ciències socials)
Projecte educatiu
Information storage and retrieval systems
Information resources management
Manpower policy
Polarization (Social sciences)
Education planning
Issue Date: Nov-2016
Publisher: Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute (CERGE-EI)
Abstract: Using data from 10 Western European countries, I provide evidence that the fall in prices of information technologies (IT) is associated with a lower share of employment in middle wage occupations and a higher share of employment in high wage occupations.The decline in IT prices has no robust effect on the share of employment in the lowest paid occupations. Similar results hold within gender, age and education-level groups,with notable differences in these groups. For instance, the share of employment in high wage occupations among females has increased more than among males with the fall in IT prices. This is consistent with arguments that women hold a comparative advantage in communication and social skills, which are complementary to IT and in demand in high wage occupations.
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It is part of: CERGE-EI Working Paper Series, 2016, num. 576 , p. 1-51
ISSN: 1211-3298
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